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The Rise Of Va'kaar – Nonsense science

The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Rise Of Va'kaarThe Rise Of Va’kaar (The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest, #1)
  by J. Bryden Lloyd
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Jenson Quest lives with his Aunt and helps her out by working in her nursing home, where his grandfather is one of the residents. For years Jenson has heard his granddad’s seemingly ridiculous tales of how he and Jenson’s father fought along side a friendly alien race and other humans in the defence of the many human ‘Realms’. Now, however, it seems that his granddad’s ridiculous tales are, in fact, true.

I was really split on this book. It’s the kind of story, young hero discovers there’s much more to the world than he knew and goes on heroic quest, which I normally like. However, the background story and the science (or absence thereof) really really sucks.

The idea that biologically identical humans, which only differs in terms of language, religion etc, should have developed independently all over the galaxy is not very believable.

There are almost no explanations of the technology and much of it is nonsense. Fighting gloves of which you wear a single one when going into combat for instance. Or animals that pee out spaceship and weapons fuel. What kind of rubbish is that?

Also, the Keepers are at war but they haven’t built any new modern spaceships for ages and no real reasons are given.

Unfortunately this total lack of any form of believability and decent logic is just dragging the book down a lot.

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